Hollins Kicks off IHSA Season with a Win

Hollins Kicks off IHSA Season with a Win

ROANOKE, Va. - The Hollins riding team kicked off their 2019-20 IHSA schedule against some of the top teams in the state of Virginia. 

When the dust settled, it was the HU Green and Gold on top as Hollins edged out JMU, UVA and Virginia Tech to take first place in the Hollins IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association). 

Showing riders brought home two firsts, six seconds, one third, three fourths, one fifth and one sixth for a total of 35 points, two points ahead of the second place schools. 

The three riding seniors, Katie Grandelli, Katelyn Mosmiller and Alex Sanchez contributed 12 of HU's 35 points in their last home IHSA meet. 

As the show entered its last two classes of the day, Hollins trailed by two points. But introductory riders Sarah Grace Himes and Sanchez won their classes to secure the Hollins victory. 

Results from Fall 2019 Hollins IHSA Horse Show

Open Fences

Caitlyn Sheffer 4th

Open Flat

Sheffer  2nd

Intermediate Fences

Grandelli  4th

Logan Landfried  2nd

Intermediate Flat

Courtney Wilson  6th

Kaitlyn Okin  2nd

Limit Fences

June Garvin  5th

Mosmiller  2nd

Limit Flat

Garvin  2nd

Mosmiller  2nd

Novice Flat

Letitia Thym  4th

Morgan DeWitt  3rd

Introductory Flat

Himes  1st

Sanchez  1st


Hollins IHSA Team Scores

Hollins - 35
James Madison - 33
UVa - 33
Virginia Tech - 33
Washington and Lee - 33
Bridgewater - 26
Lynchburg - 23
Ferrum - 6
Roanoke - 6


What's Next

Hollins will be back in action next weekend as they head to Bridgewater for the Bridgewater IHSA on Saturday and the Lynchburg IHSA at Sweet Briar College on Sunday. 


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